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DIY Cities: Post-Industrial Urban Futures, July 2013

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DIY Cities: Post-Industrial Urban Futures, a keynote presentation given by Design Scientist and Futurist Melissa Sterry at 'Future Cities', held on July 10th 2013 at The Biospheric Project, Salford, as part of the official programme of the Manchester International Festival 2013. To read the accompanying speech notes click http://www.slideshare.net/societas/diy-cities-post

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Human Spaces interview

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Best-selling author Darran Anderson interviews design scientist and Bionic City founder/director Melissa Sterry on biomimetic cities, biodesign and more, for Human Spaces. 
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Architecture Conference&Expo

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Renewing cities: Building environments for new generations is the main theme of the 4th edition of Architecture Conference & Expo. The event, which takes place on October 6th 2016 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, will explore the impact of technology in architecture, public transportation, green buildings, security by design, and cultural/residential/urban spaces. Speakers include: David Cash, Chairman, BDP, Melissa Sterry, Design Scientist, Bionic City, and Irena Bauman, Professor, Sheffield University.
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Bionic City mag, Aug 2016

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By Melissa Sterry | Biomimetics, Biotechnology & Biology for the Built Environment
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Bionic City magazine on Flipboard, August 2016 issue. 

Free to view on mobile, tablet and web and featuring leading-edge biomimetics, biotechnology and biology for the built environment, with over a 141,000 viewers, and over 41,000 followers.
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London Design Biennale

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Save the Date: Join architect/researcher Claudia Pasquero [ecologicLogic Studio/UCL] The Bartlett], design scientist/ systems theorist Melissa Sterry [Bionic City/University of Greenwich], bioartist/researcher Heather Barnett [Central Saint Martins], architect/researcher Emma Flynn [AStudio/UCL], and design history researcher Dr. Paddy O' Shea [Kingston University], as we explore 'Biotopia: towards a biological ideal' at Somerset House on September 24th 2016, 18:00 - 19:00, as part of the official programme of the London Design Biennale.
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Beautiful Thinking

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Biomimetics expert Melissa Sterry explores how we can take inspiration from nature’s remarkable adaptability to create a more sustainable future.
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BioChanges #5: Superorganisms 

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Superorganisms: Growing an Ecosystem:: From Microscopic to Planetary Patterns and Networks at 19hrs on Monday, 18th April 2016, Lecture Theatre 1, Darwin Building, Royal College of Art.
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Vision London: The Future of the Built Environment

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Bionic City founder Melissa Sterry joins peers including Professor of Experimental Architecture at University of Newcastle, Dr. Rachel Armstrong, and Research & Development Lead at Astudio, Emma Flynn, as they explore Future Materials and Systems informed & inspired by the natural sciences at Vision London: The Future of the Built Environment on June 7th 2016. 

 Read more at: http://www.visionlondon.com/
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#SciArt, Mar 2016

#SciArt, Mar 2016 | Bionic City™ | Scoop.it
Images: 'Studies in Microscopic Form Series' by Melissa Sterry.
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Pinterest of Bionic City's contribution to Scientific American's #SciArt 2016.

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Manuel Muehlbauer's curator insight, March 7, 8:06 PM
Pinterest of Bionic City's contribution to Scientific American's #SciArt 2016.
 
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Of Imaginariums and Innovation

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'Of Imaginariums and Innovation' by Melissa Sterry for Libertine magazine. Published November 12th 2015.

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"Imagination comes before innovation - as many sci-fi authors have shown time and again.

 

Historian and critic Lewis Mumford once wrote of the works of H. G. Wells, “He enters utopia by hypothesis; that is, without any other subterfuge than an act of the imagination.” While a forefather of science fiction, Wells was by no means the first author to explore utopia, and its counterpart dystopia, through the medium of creative writing. On the contrary, Wells was building on an ancient tradition dating back at least as far as the earliest known literary works: to the very dawn of civilization and of the city."

 

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Bionic City magazine, Dec 2015

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Biomimetics, Biotechnology & Biology for the Built Environment

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Bionic City magazine on Flipboard, December 2015 issue.

 

Free to view on mobile, tablet and web and featuring leading-edge biomimetics, biotechnology and biology for the built environment, with over a 133,000 viewers and over 32,000 followers.

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International BioEngineering Congress, Nov 2015

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Spanning 3-days, November 19th- 21st, the VII. International BioEngineering Congress took place at the recently renovated Izmir Architecture Centre, and comprised several 60-min plenary speeches; several dozen short talks and poster presentations on wide-ranging bioengineering research and applications; a series of workshops; breakout sessions; three exhibitions; and an award ceremony.

 

Read more at the link above.

 

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Festival of the Future City interview, Nov 2015

An interview with design scientist & futurist Melissa Sterry on biomimetics, complex systems and Bionic City. Filmed at the Festival of the Future City in November 2015.

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Bionic City magazine, Oct 2015

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"Biomimetics, Biotechnology & Biology for the Built Environment"

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Bionic City magazine on Flipboard, October 2015 issue.

 

Free to view on mobile, tablet and web and featuring leading-edge biomimetics, biotechnology and biology for the built environment, with over a 133,000 viewers and over 30,000 followers.

 

"Completely awesome magazine on biomimetics by Melissa Sterry" Mike McCue, Founder, Flipboard

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Save The Date

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BioFutures Lecture
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Save the Date: Bionic City founder Melissa Sterry will be delivering the lunchtime lecture, titled "BioFutures: building with biology" at Sheppard Robson's Manchester HQ on October 11th 2016, as part of the official schedule for Green Week.
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#BeautifulThinking Q&A

Our Q&A with Beautiful Thinker & biomimetics expert Melissa Sterry, of the Bionic City. Find out more at: http://www.interface.com/EU/en-GB/about/index/Beautiful-Thinking-Melissa-Sterry-en_GB
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Bionic City

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Bionic City: Asking how would nature design a city? since 2010.
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Visit Bionic City's website at www.bioniccity.co.uk
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Beautiful Thinking

Story 5 - #BeautifulThinking is using nature as the inspiration for buildings, cities and beyond.
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Bionic City magazine, May 2016

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Cover feat. works by ecoLogic Studio / Urban Morphogenesis Lab.

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Bionic City magazine on Flipboard, May 2016 issue. 

Free to view on mobile, tablet and web and featuring leading-edge biomimetics, biotechnology and biology for the built environment, with over a 138,000 viewers, and over 38,000 followers.
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World Biomimetic Challenges & Awards

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The first World Biomimetic Challenges & Awards will recognise projects in prototype stage, final development or deployment in the market, which have been involved on a concept, technology, product, service or process that deals with a real-world challenge. 

Each entry must show a clear connection between a biologic mechanism, process, pattern or system and the final solution developed. The WBCA will admit professional start-up teams or local companies locally, regionally, and world-wide. 

The Advisory Committee is a network of international academic and/or industry professionals related to the World Biomimetic Foundation. Their role includes selecting finalists. Attendants to the conferences of the 1st World Biomimetic Challenges & Awards will thereon decide the winning entries.

Honorary Committee members include evolution biologist and futurist Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris and design scientist, systems theorist and futurist Melissa Sterry. 

The WBCA Executive Advisory Committee includes Prof. Nel Hofstra of Erasmus University Rotterdam; Dr. Jordi Pigem of the University of Barcelona; Prof. Stefano Mancuso of the University Florence; Associate Prof. Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos of the University of Canberra; and  Prof. Javier Collado Ruano of the Universities of Bahia (Brazil) and Salamanca (Spain). 


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The first World Biomimetic Challenges & Awards will recognise projects in prototype stage, final development or deployment in the market, which have been involved on a concept, technology, product, service or process that deals with a real-world challenge. 

Each entry must show a clear connection between a biologic mechanism, process, pattern or system and the final solution developed. The WBCA will admit professional start-up teams or local companies locally, regionally, and world-wide. 

The Advisory Committee is a network of international academic and/or industry professionals related to the World Biomimetic Foundation. Their role includes selecting finalists. Attendants to the conferences of the 1st World Biomimetic Challenges & Awards will thereon decide the winning entries.

Honorary Committee members include evolution biologist and futurist Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris and design scientist, systems theorist and futurist Melissa Sterry. 

The WBCA Executive Advisory Committee includes Prof. Nel Hofstra of Erasmus University Rotterdam; Dr. Jordi Pigem of the University of Barcelona; Prof. Stefano Mancuso of the University Florence; Associate Prof. Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos of the University of Canberra; and  Prof. Javier Collado Ruano of the Universities of Bahia (Brazil) and Salamanca (Spain). 


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Bionic City magazine, Mar 2016

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"Biomimetics, Biotechnology & Biology for the Built Environment"

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Bionic City magazine on Flipboard, March 2016 issue.   

Free to view on mobile, tablet and web and featuring leading-edge biomimetics, biotechnology and biology for the built environment, with over a 136,000 viewers and over 36,000 followers.
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Bionic City magazine on Flipboard, March 2016 issue.   

Free to view on mobile, tablet and web and featuring leading-edge biomimetics, biotechnology and biology for the built environment, with over a 136,000 viewers and over 36,000 followers.
Bentejui Hernández Acosta's curator insight, March 19, 7:09 AM
Bionic City magazine on Flipboard, March 2016 issue.   

Free to view on mobile, tablet and web and featuring leading-edge biomimetics, biotechnology and biology for the built environment, with over a 136,000 viewers and over 36,000 followers.
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Building Better Worlds

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Explore urban planning, green innovation and its links with public health.
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Join to discuss Building Better Worlds on Tuesday, March 29th 2016 at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

 

"Are cities and the countryside distinct environments, or can you bring the two together? With a proposal to create a ‘Leaf Walk’ bio-bridge in Edinburgh, we explore urban planning, green innovation and its links with public health. In this event we will bring together Melissa Sterry, scientist and futurist; Pierre Forissier, director at Biomorphis, the practice designing the Leaf Walk bridge; and Prof Richard Mitchell, Professor of Public Health. You will also get the chance to exercise your green fingers."

 

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http://sciencefestival.co.uk/event-details/greening-the-city

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WILD: ReNaturing the City

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WILD: ReNaturing the City will explore the value of Nature in our urban lives and ask questions such as: How might we biohack the city? Can we rewild modern life? Is Natural selection a design process? Is unwilding uncivilized? Can designers and artists co-create our future with Nature? Will technology save us? Is our future feral? What does a smart city look like? Are we the regeneration generation?


This symposium will bring together presentations, debate and performance to investigate the exciting intersections of Nature, design, technology and urban life. 

 

Speakers include: architect, artist and technologist Christian Kerrigan; guerrilla geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison; design scientist & futurist Melissa Sterry; Green Candidate for London Mayor 2016, Sian Berry; former London Wildlife Trust CEO Carlo Laurenzi OBE; landscape architect Johanna Gibbons; radical gardener, Richard Reynolds; Nature-based psychotherapist, Beth Collier; chair of Design for Social Innovation at UAL Enzio Manzini; Future Cities Catapult designer, Tim Brooke; documentary maker & campaigner, David Bond; landscape architect Andrew Grant; social/enviro designer Andrew Merritt.

 

Date/Time: February 10th 2016, 17:00 to 20:45

Venue: London College of Communication

 

Find out more at: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2016/2/10/WILD-ReNaturing-the-City/

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CLOT magazine, Dec 2015

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Clot magazine interviews Melissa Sterry. Published December 11th 2015.

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Clot magazine is an online publishing platform that aims to collect, display, broadcast and promote the crossover of Art and Science. It's founder and editor Lula Criado interviews Melissa Sterry on Bionic City, and more, for its December issue.

"Nature is wise and has created perfect biological methods and solutions, so why not follow their rules? Melissa Sterry, design scientist and unconventional thinker with a cutting-edge focus on Biomimicry, Living Architecture and Resilience Theory, is a futurist of our planet. Founder and director of Bionic City, Melissa Sterry is blurring the boundaries between environment, technology and engineering.

 

Based on Biomimetics, Biotechnology and Biology principles, Melissa tells us that Bionic City “embraces the European tradition of the imaginary city as a vehicle for philosophical exploration of possible architectural and urban futures”.

 

Three assets define Bionic City: exploring, applying and experimenting – exploring how principles of biosciences can be used to design, plan and build cities of the future, applying these principles to blend technology and nature to better develop new plans of construction and experimenting with art-influenced by bioscience."

 

Read more at http://www.clotmag.com/melissa-sterry

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Architecture, Nature & Wildlife in Cities, Nov 2015

Festival of the Future City, Bristol, November 18th 2015.

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"It’s possible to make buildings and places where wildlife can live alongside humans and there are plenty of good examples available. Rab Bennetts (Bennetts Associates) joins Melissa Sterry (Bionic City) and Mike Roberts (HAB Housing) to debate how architecture can help create a nature-rich city. Chaired by John Alker (UK Green Building Council)."

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Bionic City magazine, Nov 2015

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Biomimetics, Biotechnology and Biology for the Built Environment

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Bionic City magazine on Flipboard, November 2015 issue.

 

Free to view on mobile, tablet and web and featuring leading-edge biomimetics, biotechnology and biology for the built environment, with over a 133,000 viewers and over 31,000 followers.

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